The Dwarf Cherry Laurel ‘Otto Luyken’ is an attractive evergreen shrub with lush bloom clusters. This plant is tough and hardy and extremely easy to grow.
This compact Cherry Laurel was granted the prestigious Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society.
Otto Luyken Laurel, a perfect evergreen shrub is a dwarf form of English Cherry Laurel with creamy white flowers on bright glossy foliage.
It was first introduced in Germany by Hesse Nurseries in year around 1968. Originally, it is native to Southeast Europe and Southwestern Asia, generally recognized for the tall growth of plants in the wild reaching tree height.
This broad spreading Otto Luyken Laurel with fragrant spiked flower is a year-round interest that can grow up to 12 feet if unclipped.
You can also grow it quite easily as it is a neat and manageable shrub causing not much disturbance for growers as well as neighbouring plants.
This dense hedge gives compact growth for the privacy screens and is a perfect winter shelter for roaming birds.
Yes, Bird-friendly Laurel, it is!
This fast-growing cherry laurel is adapted to grow from west to south and East of America spreading all the way as it is hardy in zones 6 – 9 and can from partial shade to full sun.
Zone 6 hardiness signifies that it can grow in cold temperatures ranging from 0 – 100 C giving you the opportunity to enjoy its beauty year-round.
Otto Luyken Cherry Laurel – How to Care
Be sure to choose the right location and conditions for your Otto Luyken Cherry Laurel to thrive. Spring and fall are ideal times to plant. Although anytime temps are not extreme you can plant this dwarf shrub. This Cherry Laurel grows in planting zones 6-9.
Plant in full sun to partial shade. In growing zones 8 and 9, some shade is recommended.
Laurels are adaptable but prefer moist, well-draining soil. Water deeply when planting and twice weekly for the first 3 months while your new plant is establishing. After establishing, Laurels are drought tolerant.
Three inches of mulch is a great option to prevent weeds, keep the soil cool and moist, and protect the roots during extreme temperatures.
Fertilize when planting and in spring with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer. We have our own custom blend made to give your new plants the best start! English Laurels can tolerate heavy pruning, but don’t require it. Prune any time of the year.
Otto Luyken Cherry Laurel are a pest, deer, and disease resistant. This Laurel is also pollution and salt tolerant.